Reference HLG 900/52
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Handicapped Classes. Expectant mothers
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Health and welfare
Document Types Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London, Region 12: South Eastern (Tunbridge Wells HQ)
Locations Carshalton, Dorking, Dover, Epsom, Hampstead, London, Oxford
Organisations National Council of Social Service, Town Councils


A file of government correspondence relating to billeting arrangements for expectant mothers from Dover with children. Subjects covered in the file include a request by the Midwives' Institute to assist in billeting arrangements; and a request to send a recently widowed expectant mother, who was previously due to go to Oxford, to billeting in London with her toddler son. Other subjects discussed include the issue of the financial responsibility for the billeting of the widowed mother and her son in Hampstead; and a request to secure billeting in Epsom, Newell, Dorking, Horley, and Carshalton for evacuees from coastal towns such as Dover. Documents in the file include lists of expectant mothers and their children who need accommodation, including details of their names, addresses, number of children, and ages of children, provided by the local authorities and the National Council of Social Service.


accommodation, billeting, children, coastal areas, evacuable areas, evacuation, evacuees, family, finance, housing, infants, local authorities, maternity, midwives, mothers, parents, reception areas, widowhood

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